Center for Inherited Cardio Disease Gets to Heart of Dangerous Genetic Mutations


Courtesy of Mintu Turakhia

In an electroanatomic voltage map of a patient's heart, the purple area represents healthy tissue, and the colored areas indicate parts of the heart with low voltage due to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Norbert von der Groeben

Mintu Turakhia, a Stanford cardiac electrophysiologist, suspected early on that a patient with an abnormally fast heart beat had a rare inherited disease.

Norbert von der Groeben
Norbert von der Groeben

Colleen Caleshu, a genetic counselor at the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, helps patients and their families understand and cope with the ramifications of inherited conditions.